General Interest

Ranging from pig miscellanies to gardening tips, breeding chickens to everything you ever wanted to know about bees and more, you are bound to find what you are looking for in our wide variety of general interest books. Simply click on the cover image of any title for more information.

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  1. The Fox and the Orchid

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price £20.00

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  2. The Field Book of Country Queries

    The Field with answers from their knowledgeable columnists. Learn More
  3. Farm Fatale

    Paul Heiney set aside his broadcasting career and swapped it for a life on the land. Learn More
  4. Diary of a Victorian Lady

    A mine of information from a diary found in an attic. Learn More
  5. The Complete Book of Tanning Skins and Furs

    Everything one needs to know to make soft leather and dressed furs from the skins of small and large animals, reptiles and birds. In addition to covering all types of skins, beginning with those of small animals and progressing to larger and more difficult projects, this book also details the tools and equipment necessary for each.

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  6. Raise Your Game
    2016-08-02 00:00:00

    Sport can be downright odd! Think of a tennis court and its scoring system. Or the organised chaos of a rugby scrum. Or just about everything to do with cricket. That’s why sports writer Ian Valentine and celebrated cartoonist Oliver Preston have teamed up to produce this wonderful accompaniment to all things sport.

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  7. Cows in Trees
    2016-06-13 00:00:00

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    Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events from his long career, not to mention the most bizarre of all – attending to a cow stuck in a tree!

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  8. Bear Attacks
    2018-09-23 00:00:00

    Available in July

    Of all the animals in North America’s wilderness, none command such fear, awe, and interest as the bear. Creatures that fear little, bears now compete for survival with the only other animal that can threaten their existence, humans. This is the sometimes horrific yet instructive story of Bear and Man, written by the leading scientific authority in the field. This book is for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country—and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.

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  9. The Enigma of Kidson (Paperback)
    2018-10-25 00:00:00

    Move over Mr Chips. Kidson had everything that central casting requires of a legendary schoolmaster: a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, a silly walk, a smelly spaniel, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils – David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Sir Matthew Pinsent, ‘Lupin’ and Dominic West among them.

    'If you enjoyed Dear Lupin you will love this book' - Country Life

    (Please note promotion code applicable for UK orders only)

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  10. The World of Cognac
    2017-07-10 00:00:00

    The World of Cognac is a carefully researched study about the history and culture of Cognac – the most revered spirit in the world. Ranging from historical brandy anecdotes dating back to the 7th century all the way up to our modern-day cocktail culture, this is cognac's story. The author explains where cognac originates from, how it's made, the people involved, as well as the classification and age, the art of tasting and most importantly of all, choosing and storing one's cognac. A comprehensive list of cognac houses are featured, providing an informative overview of many of the brands and a selection of their current products.

    "The World of Cognac is a gorgeous, inspiring and informative book, and it’s little wonder that it began by winning a prize. More will come, I’m sure." - Mike Gerrard, Travel Distilled

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